Highway Code

Building on the excellent work down by the ‘Slow Down, Move Over UK’ campaign, we are pushing for changes to the Highway Code that make clear to road users what to do when approaching a breakdown.

We propose a simple amendment to Rule 264,’keep left unless overtaking’, to include advice to slow down and move over (where possible) when passing vehicle(s) on the hard shoulder.

This would ideally be supplemented with a Highways England driver-focussed public information campaign to alert road users to the change.